Last year my mum asked me if she could organise my daughters 13th birthday party, i didn’t think it could hurt so i agreed easily. Come the day of the party my mum had hired a jumping castle, a mobile reptile/zoo show, and a games 2 u bus that comes decked out with x-box 360’s, giant plastic balls the kids could get in a& roll around, laser tag & t shirt cannons. I know its not a competition but how am i supposed to meet everyone’s expectations this year!

Posted by danielle_morrisson, 14th July 2013

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  • There are so many birthdays. You can’t do a big do every year.


  • Sit back and let mum do it again? Lol. Isn’t the 13 th meant to be an occasion, reaching their teens and all. So it’s meant to be a biggy. The 14th isn’t such a big deal, so she shouldn’t expect a big party again. PS I woulda loved an invite to that 13th :)


  • i know it s not a competition


  • i think that you just accept that your daughter had a wonderful party and i bet that her friends will never forget it. you could just let your daughter take some friends to the cinema, bowling, pool etc or let her take 2 good friends and give them all a gift card to take shopping and they will all have fun at the shopping centre. Then you do save so much money on not trying to have a huge party and it will still be really memorable for them all.


  • A 13th is a milestone birthday; no need to match it.


  • Great birthday party. All kids must be very enjoy it.


  • A 13th is a fairly major birthday so perhaps seeing as it’s her 14th now, just tell her that she can have another big party at her next milestone (18th?) birthday. That way she’s not expecting another big party perhaps?

    • Great idea. No more party dramas until the 18th.


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